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Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

To All of You

By Christa Albrecht

One by precious one
You have wiped off my tears.
You have given me joy,
Took away my fears.

What was sad and dark,
Is now a lighter place.
With your care and great love,
You have shown me God’s

Expecting Not Celebrating Christmas

An Introduction to Advent Lessons & Carols

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

Advent—the word means coming or arrival—is a season that has two meanings for Christians. It is a time to prepare for the anniversary

What Makes Festival Of Gifts Special?

By Kellie Herdade, Youth Minister & Outreach Coordinator

Festival of Gifts is a long-standing tradition that every member looks forwards to at Christ Church Cranbrook. But what is Festival of Gifts? This beautiful service is a reenactment of Jesus’s birth

Making Christ King

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

This weekend is the Feast of Christ the King, a day in which we celebrate the rule of Christ over our lives.  It also happens to be our “In-Gathering Weekend” when we

10 ways to grow spiritually during quarantine

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

As we stay safe by staying physically distant, we can nevertheless grow closer to God and one another by gathering regularly to learn, pray and serve together.  Here are 10 ways you can use

Start by Giving Grace

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #4

By Joseph LaVela

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Put Politics in its Place

Grace-filled Political Conversations – Practice #3

By Jon Buyle

During this election season, our 10 AM Sunday Adult Forum is taking on the topic of how we can bring grace to our political conversations.  How can we as Christians, bring humility, forgiveness

Use the Power of Habit to Grow Closer to God

By Fr. Chris Harris, Associate Rector

In his New York Times bestselling book, “The Power of Habit,” Chalres Duhig makes the case, that if we want to make a change in our life, the

What’s the difference between All Souls’ and All Saints’ Day?

By Nathan Costa, Assistant Director of Music & Liturgist

Don’t forget to join us for two special online services for All Souls’ on November 1: an All Souls’ Congregational Evensong service at 5 PM and

Moments

By Lynda Hojnacki

Being 74-years-old and maneuvering through a pandemic with limited and safe exposure, I find moments that bring me great joy.
On Sunday, October 11th, my husband and I and our daughter and 3 children